Das Tor News

Update 12/6

Courtesy: Rebecca Henriksen
Courtesy: Rebecca Henriksen

Hello T-birds,
Let me start this week’s update with a special note of thanks to all of you who attended this morning’s Student Feedback Session. Your attendance was appreciated, your input was heard and is extremely important – thanks especially for getting up so early on a Friday morning. Starting after Winter Break, we’ll host a First Friday Feedback session at lunchtime every month – and we are looking to add more opportunities for student feedback as well. All students are welcome. Stay tuned!

Here is what you’ll find in this week’s update:
1. Thunderbird School of Global Management Coyotes Group Night: The Coyotes would like to invite all members along with their friends and family, to the Thunderbird School of Global Management Night at Jobing.com Arena. Come out and watch the Coyotes take on the Anaheim Ducks!
December 14th 6pm @ Jobing.com Arena
Phoenix Coyotes vs. Carolina Hurricanes
Ticket Prices: $26 Upper Level (reg. $40) $59 Lower Level (reg. $75)
Contact Matt McClelland for more information at Matt.McClelland@phoenixcoyotes.com

2. Corporate Partners Course offers real-time consulting experience: Professor Gary Gibbons is again offering GF 5820 A3 Corporate Partners in the spring trimester. This course is real-time consulting project for the Arizona State Retirement System involving the analysis and reporting of “private equity (PE) investments.” The problem will be dealt with at both the fund specific and portfolio levels. This course fulfills the TIE II requirement. Please see the attached flier for more information.

3. Alumni Relations Open House, Tuesday December 10th: Alumni Relations will be hosting an open house with punch and cookies on Tuesday Dec. 10th from 1:30-3:30. We want to invite all of our students to visit our new location (Founders Hall NW corner of campus)!! This will be for students and all staff/faculty who want to stop by and see our new digs.

4. Sell your books and return your rentals: Sell your book and return your rentals on Wednesday, Dec. 11 from 10am – 3pm and Thursday, Dec. 12 from 10am – 1pm. For more information visit the home page of TLE: http://learning.thunderbird.edu/. eCampus will also be offering free shipping on all Spring 2014 full-time book purchases from 12/9 – 12-16. To view your courses books, visit http://www.ecampus.com/thunderbird.

5. 15% Discount at the Thundershop for graduating students: All graduating students will get 15% off their Thundershop purchases between December 2nd and December 14th! Please be sure to drop by and check it out!

6. TEM Lab information table in Commons (Monday Dec 9, 11:30am – 1:30pm): The TEM Lab will have a table in the Commons on Monday to provide information about summer projects, the application process, and curriculum information for first year students. Please stop by to learn more and express interest in summer projects.

7. Note from Dr. Washburn on Modules Abroad Class Schedule: In the past, module abroad courses have been delivered in a 1.5 week format. I hoped that we would be able to change the format and align it with the on campus classes (3 week format). However, given faculty constraints, we will continue to offer the module courses in a 1.5 week format. What this means is that those of you who are participating in a Module Abroad will be taking 1 class at a time (plus an online class that spans all of the classes). In most cases, you will be meeting from 9:00-12:30 every morning from Monday to Thursday. You will have most of your afternoons (there will be some company visits a few afternoons) and your weekends free to prep for your classes and engage in other activities.

8. Update: Filipinos & Friends Club’s Successful Fundraising for Victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines: The well-coordinated fundraising efforts for the victims have officially closed, and the outcome will go a long way in the disaster relief! Victor Cabiles (Club Founder/Current President) initiated the campaign, with unconditional support and encouragement from the following persons/organizations: TSG leadership, especially Torrey Mann and Santiago Peralta; Jesse Guthrey of Dining Services for the cookie gram and The Pub drives, Alisha Bach of Housing Services, Michael Reardon of Das Tor, Mike Cottrell of the Phoenix Chapter Alumni, and the wonderful student volunteers, including Ale Fernandez, Yemile Ojeda, Tim Badley, Tsuyoshi Iwata, Jessica Ren, and Meiting Li, among others. The Thunderbird community (students, staff, alums, faculty) displayed an outpouring of desire to help the poor victims of the typhoon–possibly the worst ever in history. Special thanks to Leslie Ko (EMBA) and his classmate, Taketo Miura, who works for Johnson & Johnson, for the information about J&J’s matching of the total TSG amount, which resulted in almost a $4,000 total end donation.
Thank you to all the kind-hearted donors and everyone who helped in one way or another. Way to go, T-birds!

Pretty short update this week! Good luck with finals! And as always, do not hesitate to reach out to me with questions, concerns or ideas.

Have a great weekend,
Rebecca

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